Article courtesy of Tara Lohan | January 6th, 2017 | News Deeply | Shared as educational material.
California must deal with several water challenges in the coming year, including the failure to provide safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents, the state of the snowpack that provides water, conversations with other states about water, and reexamination of its responses to fires and floods. Since the summer of 2015, California has moved toward allowing recycled wastewater for drinking and is implementing groundwater legislation. After warm waters decimated salmon runs, farmers and researchers formed partnerships to preserve salmon. As such, urban residents met last year’s conservation goals. The northern third of the state is now drought-free. Read more about California water here.